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Beating Terraria with a flare gun

SorbetCafe

Terrarian
This is now finished, the moon lord has died.

I decided to make a thread with the progress of this challenge run. I've been, leisurely, beating Terraria using a flare gun, usually killing 1 or 2 bosses a stream and streaming twice a week. At the time of making this, I'm about to kill the last mechanical boss, Skeletron Prime. I'll reply to the thread with updates as I progress.
The character is in Journey mode for the sole purpose of pausing time for the mechanical bosses, because otherwise the game would not be possible to complete. The only other Journey mode power I've used is increasing the difficulty.
The world is set to master mode most of the time, and bosses were fought at these difficulties:
Master- Brain of Cthulhu, King Slime, Skeletron, enraged Queen Bee, Skeletron Prime
Expert- Eye of Cthulhu, the Twins, the Destroyer, Plantera, Golem, Vortex/Stardust/Solar/Nebula pillars
Normal- Wall of Flesh, Lunatic Cultist, Moon Lord
Did not fight- Duke Fishron, Empress of Light (although I have killed her with a flare gun before), Old One's Army, Pumpkin/Frost moon, Queen Slime

Every prehardmode boss-

A master hallowed mimic-

Master hardmode goblins-

The Twins-

Mr. Destroy-
 
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FAdadada

Plantera
Someone (idk who) recorded themselves beating the day-enraged Empress of Light in Master-mode with the Flare Gun or Wand of Sparkling.
The same person also recorded themselves beating Duke Fishron in Master-mode with Paper Airplanes.

Both occasions took a very long time. . .
 

willcocobo

The Destroyer
Someone (idk who) recorded themselves beating the day-enraged Empress of Light in Master-mode with the Flare Gun or Wand of Sparkling.
The same person also recorded themselves beating Duke Fishron in Master-mode with Paper Airplanes.

Both occasions took a very long time. . .
" when master mode is just too easy"
 

SorbetCafe

Terrarian
Someone (idk who) recorded themselves beating the day-enraged Empress of Light in Master-mode with the Flare Gun or Wand of Sparkling.
The same person also recorded themselves beating Duke Fishron in Master-mode with Paper Airplanes.

Both occasions took a very long time. . .
Same person also did the moon lord on master with a wooden bow. No idea who would do something like that, though.
 

SorbetCafe

Terrarian
cult man is dead


And boy, this fight sucks. Took about 9 hours on normal mode, not counting the failed attempts, with them it was like 15. This is the only fight I didn't stream or make into a video. Definitely the worst boss so far (probably overall), phantasm dragons are a nightmare when you can't kill them

On the bright side, just the four space burritos and moon guy left
 

SorbetCafe

Terrarian
The space breadsticks are pretty much dead, decided to kill the enemies indirectly with lava instead of with the flare gun since this part of the game is not very fun. I do still have to deal 20,000 damage to them with a flare gun but that's just sitting where enemies can't spawn and shooting for a few hours, hard part (the shields) is done.

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I spent a few minutes finding a method that should stop the moon lord from healing, so hopefully that's consistent enough to pull off for the whole fight. Can't use the nurse, she's too expensive, and can't use the starboard since that requires killing him first. So, teleporters are the next best thing.
 

SorbetCafe

Terrarian
do the teleports prevent him from healing?
Not exactly. His healing is tied to the moon bite debuff, which he inflicts with his tongue. You either need to tank/cure the debuff with the nurse (was possible in 1.3 when she was cheap, but paying ~20 gold now makes that a bad idea) or not get hit by the tongue in the first place. When I did it with a wooden bow on master, I used the celestial starboard, which is able to outspeed the tongue. The tongue doesn't teleport with the moon lord, so by teleporting back and forth I should be able to dodge it. It moves at like 83-84 mph if I recall correctly
 
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